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NBA hires Byron Spruell as president of league operations
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA hired Byron Spruell on Thursday as president of league operations....

NBA free agency just hours away and all eyes are on Durant

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Miami President Pat Riley is a big fan of the symbolic 12:01 a.m. phone call to his team's top targets. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich says he would rather be sleeping at that moment. And more than $1 billion in deals will likely be hammered out in the next couple of days alone....

Wolves finalize addition of NBA's 1st Chinese minority owner
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The NBA has spent years making in-roads in basketball-loving China, installing offices there, bringing players stateside and playing exhibitions there to increase the league's presence in a country that can't get enough of it....

LeBron a free agent after declining option on contract

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James is a free agent after declining his player option for next season with the NBA champion Cavaliers....

AP Interview: Wade prepares for another free agent summer

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MIAMI (AP) -- Dwyane Wade still has every hope of finishing his NBA career in the same manner that it began, wearing a Miami Heat uniform....

AP Source: Duncan exercises option, still mulling future
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan has exercised his contract option for next season but is still mulling his playing future....

Olympics could make Michael Gbinije's summer a busy one

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Michael Gbinije has already enjoyed his share of excitement in 2016. He played in the Final Four for Syracuse, and now he's been drafted by the Detroit Pistons....